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We study communication, society and culture to effectively enhance knowledge transfer and bring about sustainable social change.
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Illegal Wildlife Trade Booms on Chinese Social Media

Illegal Wildlife Trade Booms on Chinese Social Media | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
By Josh Butler UNITED NATIONS, Mar 4 2015 (IPS)Despite a major online crackdown on the sale of illegal wildlife products in China, merchants are still peddling their wares in a thriving social media market.
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Shame on me: Why it was wrong to cost the Millennium Development Goals

Shame on me: Why it was wrong to cost the Millennium Development Goals | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Beginning this week’s discussion of financing international development goals, Shanta Devarajan delivers a “mea culpa” post reflecting on his 2002 paper on costing the Millennium Development Goals.
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OECD Better Life Index

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There is more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics – This Index allows you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life.

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Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days

Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it ha
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UN at 70: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration | Inter Press Service

UN at 70: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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The extraordinary demographic growth continues to pose serious challenges for humanity, including food production, pollution, global warming, water shortages, environmental degradation, crowding, reduced biodiversity and socio-economic development.

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Revolutionary movements

Revolutionary movements | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Choosing between the paths of Mao and Gandhi. Why do some revolutionary movements pick up arms while others decide on strategies of non-violence?
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Sexist Laws Still Thrive Worldwide

Sexist Laws Still Thrive Worldwide | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Zambian women at a rally demanding equal political representation. The United Nations says that sexist laws worldwide violate international conventions and treaties.
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Biogas Eases Women’s Household Burden in Rural Cuba

Biogas Eases Women’s Household Burden in Rural Cuba | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Rural doctor Arianna Toledo heats water on her biogas stove at her home in the town of Cuatro Esquinas in the western Cuban province of Matanzas.
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Ten reasons 2015 will be a historic year for girls

Ten reasons 2015 will be a historic year for girls | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
In a year that sees the Millennium Development Goals (#MDGs) replaced, #girls getting access to bank accounts for... http://t.co/eq931wQvjj
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Millions of Facebook users have no idea they're using the internet - Quartz

Millions of Facebook users have no idea they're using the internet - Quartz | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
To many internet newcomers, they're one and the same.
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United Nations Millennium Development Goals

United Nations Millennium Development Goals | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
United Nations Millennium Development Goals http://t.co/CW1fioF6aP @WorldWeWant2015 @myworld2015 @CharlottePetriG @UN http://t.co/lXgoy7lCzf
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Beijing Touts 'Cyber-Sovereignty' In Internet Governance - ChinaFile

Beijing Touts 'Cyber-Sovereignty' In Internet Governance - ChinaFile | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
It has been a difficult few weeks for global technology companies operating in China.
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Has social media made young people better citizens?

Has social media made young people better citizens? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Young people have always wanted to contribute to society – they just needed the right tools, writes Rabat Global Shaper Touria Benlafqih.
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2015: The year of Global Health Security, Millennium Development Goals, and Neglected Tropical Diseases

2015: The year of Global Health Security, Millennium Development Goals, and Neglected Tropical Diseases | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
By Sanjana Ravi 2015 is poised to be a big year for global health security and human development.
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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
#Hunger continues to decline, but immediate add'l efforts needed. Learn more: http://t.co/CYuaK4h1QB http://t.co/BZXLTloRSn via @UN_Expo2015
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change | Inter Press Service

Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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The Hidden Billions Behind Economic Inequality in Africa

The Hidden Billions Behind Economic Inequality in Africa | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Street vendors in Africa reflect the income inequality that pervades the continent, much of it due to corruption.
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Parts of New York City To Disappear Underwater By 2100

Parts of New York City To Disappear Underwater By 2100 | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
By Josh Butler UNITED NATIONS, Feb 18 2015 (IPS) Parts of Queens, Brooklyn and The Bronx may be swallowed by the sea in coming years, with an alarming new climate change report predicting a water-logged future for New York City.
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change

Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
A woman watches helplessly as a flood submerges her thatched-roof home containing all her possessions on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar city in India’s eastern state of Odisha in 2008.
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Indigenous Peoples – Architects of the Post-2015 Development Agenda | Inter Press Service

Indigenous Peoples – Architects of the Post-2015 Development Agenda | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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Rural transformation: Key to sustainable development

Rural transformation: Key to sustainable development | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
What is #RuralTransformation, & how can rural people achieve sustainable change, social as well as economic? http://t.co/eWqC1U9G9t #IFADgc
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Build an Internet for everyone, everywhere - CNN

Build an Internet for everyone, everywhere - CNN | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Achieving universal connectivity won't be easy but it's doable.
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NSA or Not, Surveillance Malware Endangers Internet - U.S. News & World Report

NSA or Not, Surveillance Malware Endangers Internet - U.S. News & World Report | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Spyware endangers every computer, whether it is used by criminals or a government.
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The great internet swindle: ever get the feeling you've been cheated? - The Guardian

The great internet swindle: ever get the feeling you've been cheated? - The Guardian | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The internet was meant to liberate and empower its users.
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